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Youth Action Day

Colorado Youth Matter brings together youth from across Colorado to lobby their state legislators about the importance of addressing the sexual health of adolescents and supporting young families.  Click here to watch the 2010 Youth Action Day video. 

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Colorado Youth CREATE

Are you interested in being a youth leader and change maker in protecting and supporting youth sexual reproductive health and rights? Colorado Youth Create is recruiting youth between the ages 17-22 for its statewide Youth Advocacy Council.  Click here to learn how to apply. 

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Fast Facts

From 2005-2009, Colorado's Latina teen birth rate has declined by nearly 30% . . . more than any other race or ethnicity. 

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Interactive Map

Looking for local contacts? The latest birth rate data specific to where you live? Explore our interactive map that includes the most recent data from our 2011 State of Adolescent Sexual Health Report.

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Sex Ed Snapshot Update

In 2010, after the 2007 state sexuality education law (HB07 -1292) was adopted, Colorado Youth Matter conducted an informal statewide assessment of local policies, content, delivery and professional development related to HIV prevention and sexuality education in Colorado schools to determine if the education and policies met the standards of the law. This groundbreaking report is available by clicking here: HIV Prevention and Sexuality Education in Colorado Classrooms: A Snapshot of Policy and Practice. Concurrently in 2007, a statewide coalition – The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance – was formed to build statewide collaborations and strengthen advocacy efforts in support of the law. In 2010, new standards for health education were adopted by the Colorado Board of Education, prompting the need to update the assessment to monitor changes in sexuality education programs and policies implemented in schools across the state.

 

 

Key findings from Snapshot update:

  • There is still confusion about the law and about how to access quality information on sexual health.
  • Many district administrators and teachers still don't know what's being taught in our classrooms.
  • Those committed to delivering high quality instruction still don't have access to current, affordable resources and professional development.

Click here to read more and learn what you can do to take action for complete youth sexual health education across Colorado.

 

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